LONG BEACH, Calif. — No. 5 UC Santa Barbara benefited from an effective six-on-five offense on Saturday as the Gauchos defeated No. 9 Long Beach State 10-6 at the 49ers’ Campus Pool.
With the win, UCSB improves to 13-6 on the season and 1-1 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation games. Long Beach falls to 13-6 and 0-3 in league.
The Gauchos took advantage of their seven six-on-five opportunities during the game by scoring during five of them.
Brian Shoemaker, Eric Van de Mortel, Jesse Gillespie and Chase Racich each notched two goals to lead UC Santa Barbara offensively. In goal, Myles Christian recorded 13 saves.
No. 1 UCLA 20, Whittier 0
No. 1 UCLA 14, Pomona-Pitzer 4
POMONA, Calif. — No. 1 UCLA blanked Whittier 20-0 and earned a 14-4 victory at Pomona-Pitzer at the Sagehens’ Haldeman Aquatics Center on Saturday afternoon.
Bret Lathrope scored a game-high four goals in UCLA’s 20-0 win against Whittier, the Bruins’ first shutout since Sept. 7, 1997, when UCLA defeated Air Force, 22-0. Aimone Barabino and Alex Johnson each added three goals in the shutout win agianst Whittier.
Against Whittier on Saturday afternoon, UCLA led 6-0 after the first quarter and by a 10-0 margin at halftime. The Bruins added seven goals in the third quarter and three in the final frame.
No. 3 Stanford 15, No. 17 Bucknell 1
No. 3 Stanford 20, Harvard 3
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — It was two games, two wins for No. 3 Stanford at the Bronco Stampede in Santa Clara Saturday, as the Cardinal racked up scores of 15-1 and 20-3 against No. 17 Bucknell and Harvard, respectively.
Peter Sefton had the big day for the Cardinal, scoring seven goals in the two wins. Alex Bowen scored five times, including a hat trick against Harvard, while Travis Noll and Paul Rudolph each scored four times. Noll and Rudolph, along with Bowen and Sefton, each posted hat tricks in the late win against Harvard.
No. 10 UC San Diego 16, Occidental 4
A JOLLA, Calif. — No. 10 UC San Diego used a first quarter hat trick by Graham Saber and a 5-0 run to put away Occidental 16-4 in Western Water Polo Association play on Saturday.
The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Tritons, who improved to 12-7 overall and 10-3 in WWPA play. After picking up its first conference victory on Wednesday, Occidental dropped to 4-16 overall and 1-8 in conference competition.
Saber and John Butler scored to give the Tritons a 2-0 lead in the first minute. Saber added another with 4:10 left to play in the opening frame before Oxy’s Jack Stabenfeldt got the Tigers on the board on a 6-on-5 to make it 3-1. UCSD pushed it to 4-1 on Saber’s third goal of the game, an off-speed floater that dipped over the goalkeeper’s arm and in. The teams traded scores to leave it at 5-2 heading into the second quarter.